|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing district, western Panama|
|Review Date:||August 2005|
Blind Assessment: Exceptional aroma: floral notes complicated by vanilla for co-cupper Rodger Owen and lemon and pineapple for Ken. In the cup brightly but sweetly acidy and delicately smooth in mouthfeel with a subtly balanced flavor that disappointed Rodger but excited Ken with its jasmine-like floral notes and (for Ken at least) a rich, chocolaty lemon.
Notes: Produced from trees of the Geisha variety of arabica, a variety with Ethiopian parentage that in the Boquete region of Panama appears to produce a lyrically soft, subtle version of the great floral and citrus wet-processed coffees of Ethiopia. Stumptown Coffee is a small-batch premium roasting company that wholesales its coffees as well as serves them in French press format in its three Portland cafes. Visit www.stumptowncoffee.com or call 503-230-7797 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Those who prefer delicacy to grandeur.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2005 tasting report: Aromatic Neighbors: Current Crop Panamas and Costa Ricas